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I am beyond saddened by this news today. Tony Scott was one of my favorite directors and I am 100% sure that he didn’t do one film that I didn’t like.

I worked as an extra on Days of Thunder and he was so nice and generous, he even talked to us extras. I remember his smile like it was yesterday. (I did the extra circuit around that time and rarely got to speak to a director ~ as extras usually don’t.)

This is a really sad day for the entertainment world, and the rest of the world as well.

Suicide is always a tragedy because it is so final. As some of you know I am donating a book-my novel-Four Seconds (formerly Slanted Houses, 4 Seconds) to the Bridge Rail Foundation in San Francisco to help raise money for a barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge-the number one suicide place in the states. Everyone  knows about the GGB, but people forget we also have a suicide bridge in our own backyard. The Thomas Vincent Bridge is also the home to suicides.

I don’t know what was going on in Mr. Scott’s life, but something was, and something made him decide it was enough. I hope his pain is gone and I hope that his family, friends and colleagues know that they couldn’t have known and not to blame themselves but to honor his memory somehow.

I am going to have a Tony Scott marathon this week. Here’s to you Tony! Thank you for entertaining us all.

Farewell. Rest in peace.

Some of my favorites that he directed are:


The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

Deja Vu

Enemy of the State

Crimson Tide

True Romance

The Last Boy Scout

Days of Thunder


Top Gun

Some of the ones he produced in film and television:

Numb3rs (TV series) (executive producer – 115 episodes)

Into the Storm (TV movie) (executive producer)

In Her Shoes (executive producer)